Fully Human

Just think about it, the conception of our Savior!
Mary had a choice, and chose the Will of God.
Fiat! “Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum,”
“Be it done to me according to Your Word.”

Mary, the Women, the New Eve, welcomed her Son,
The Son of God, into her womb,
Into our world.

From this moment until His Death,
Jesus, Emmanuel, God with Us,
Dwelt on earth.

He lived as one cell,
An egg, a fertilized egg,
Fertilized by the action of the Holy Spirit.
He lived and grew,
Soon a tiny cluster of cells,
Then embryo,
Then fetus,
And at all times,
And stages,
Was human,
And was God with Us.

He dwelt on Earth,
Not somewhere ethereal,
Outside of our reality,
Outside Time and Space.
He was wholly human and divine.
He was here in a womb,
Living, and growing,
As God deemed Man do.

Why do we not cherish
Each and every human life,
That God choses to come into this world?
He deemed humanity worth and worthy
Of His Life, Death and Presence,

Copyright 2016 Joann Nelander

Heartbeat

In praise and thanksgiving for the first beat
Of the Sacred Heart of Him
Who was born,
Savior and King.

As today, new life is conceived,
And secreted away in a woman’s womb,
Known only to God in darkness,
As it’s rhythms begin a song of praise
Ever so silent.

Then the moment of joyous awakening,
A singular throb sends a resounding shiver
Through amniotic waters,
Alerting angels of one more heart
Ready to join their chorus of hosannas.

Sounds full of thankfulness,
A Eucharist of being, and becoming,
Ever so sacred,
To the glory of God.